In a bowl season that saw some wild finishes and some shockng upsets, Luke McMurray stood out above all the rest.
McMurray of Hillman is the winner of this year's Beat the Geek contest and was the only entry to correctly pick 18 of the 20 bowl games this year. Hal Butler finished in second place by picking 17 games correctly. JoAnne Bowen picked 16 games correctly and finished in third place by the tiebreaker as she correctly guessed the amount of points that would be scored in the BCS National Title Game-56. Dale Middleditch finished in fourth place after picking 16 games correctly and guessing 58 points for the title game.
Also picking 16 games correctly were: Gary Rex, Tim Grulke, Larry R. Smith, Dennis Dorr, Lisa Kuznicki, John Kruse, Tom Phillips, James W. Kuchnicki and Mike Dotsch.
As the Geek only picked 10 games correctly this year, there were many entries that came in that easily Beat the Geek. All of the other entries that Beat the Geek are as follows.
Picking 15 games correctly were: Matt Cottrell, Wayne Siebert, Steve Nohren, Lucky Van Schoten, Mazie Van Schoten, Steven Wielart, Jeremy Rond, Anna Wright, Matt Erickson, Doug Hall, Matt Frampton, Craig Gagnon, Mike Dotsch, Ann Tews, Jennifer Dutcher, John P. Dargis, Micheal Schultz, Hilary Burg and J. Michael Prystash.
Picking 14 games correctly were: James Hiske, Michael LaMarre, Matt Bunting, Heather Dziesinski, Jerry Marshall, Bill Burns, Tim Carr, Jan Kaiser, Gary VanMassenhove, Barry Henderson, Hui Zhang, Anne Gentry, Jim Park, Drew Parker, Mike Dotsch, Mike Dudler, Robert Berry, Ruth Tank, Ryan Husband, Steve Idalski, Kevin Middleditch, Crystal Spleet, Craig T. Zelany, Mark Himes, Scott Carr, Mark Wolshon, Sue Smith, Mike Kollien, Dave Meyer, Betsy Smith, Kai Smith, Ron Carpenter, Diane Amlotte, Jenna Melville, Lisa Melville, Matthew Puls, Louie G. Johnson, Brad Johnson, Michael F. Collins, Josh Kuznicki, Robert Ghidoni, Ken Jones, William Bright, Lisa Hahn, Kameron Middleditch, Dan Bedford Jr., Ken Lighthall, Joe Czuj, Bob Keen and Janine Birmingham.
Picking 13 games correctly were: Loren Urlaub, Jesus Yruegas, George Stevens, Del Murphy, Bernie Schmeltzer, John Kremsreiter, Jim Seeterlin, G. Kittridge, Joan Marshall, John Milroy, Mike Dotsch, Phil Potter, Colleen Carroll, Tom Reynolds, Tom Dutcher, Larry Hanner, Mike Carr, Scott Carr, Philip Voss, Jacob Kline, Joe Gentry, Don Williams, Terry Ferguson, Robbie Lilley, Jackie Alexander, Arden Rensberry, Mary Ann Rensberry, Jean Ellis, Glen Schwartz, Ralph Karsten, G.T. Kotwicki, Ken Mungle, Eric Gunderson, Jessica Robinson, Josh Robinson, Joah Carr, Joe Czuj, Grace Gagnon, John Kruse, Tracy Romel, Doug Hall, Jim Malaski, Joel M. Erickson, Vern Rensberry, Juli Frampton, John McMurray, Tom Adams, Brent Loritz, Peter Ardini, Brad Johnson, Josh Sharp, Cecelia Joslin, Terry Terpstra, Curt McLaren, Zach Birmingham, Jeon Ghidoni, Rhonda Himo, Jayson Bebout and Scout Greene.
Picking 12 games correctly were: Joseph J. Yarch, Rod Borchard, Peter Ardini, Roger Longpre, Gordon Martin, Phil Potter, Sharon Stepaniak, Pat Idalski, Jacqui Smith, Mason Dargis, Jane Hiske, Jim Townsend, Jane Kunze, Pat Carr, Mike Dotsch, Regina Bednarz, Colton Kirchoff, Jason Dubey, Brad Lorenz, Joe Goike, Roger Baumgardner, Al Boyk, Bobbie Burke, Pat Kneeshaw, Scott Park, John Boyce, Jeremy Timmrech, David Birmingham, Rick Adams, Don Standen, Roger Weise, M.J. Nohren, Aimee Smith, Bob McConnell, Rob Van Schoten, Dylan Golden, Brianna Golden, Stephanie Idalski, Donna Karsten, Craig Karsten, John McHarg, Summer Mungle, Vicki Bedford, Sammy Haremza, Craig Vining, Jonathan Robinson, Pat Carr, Rob Golding, Charlie Cottrell, Mark Boman, Joe Czuj, Nancy Lay, Douglas Hall, Tiffany Wielart, Mike Smith, Bill Duncan, Matt Gagnon, Sue Adams, Roger Winfield, Phil Erickson, Ken Pokorzynski, Pam Rensberry, Dan Frampton, Ken Kindt, Melody Zelazny, Dave Karshnick Sr., Gary Bonkosky, Billy J. Vogt, Reuben Donajkowski, Julia McMurray, Al Loritz, Pat Loritz, Kevin Ghidoni, Joe Kuznicki, Mary Eagan, Ellen Eagan, Jim Sharp, Bill Marshall, Alex Jones, Dan Gulden, Courtney Wicklund, Shannon Wicklund, Chris Wicklund, Frank Joslin, Tucker Bright, Cindy Bright, Mike Hahn, Matt Poli, Trish McLaren, Elijah LaCross, L.S. Rick, Captain Ron, Mary Pillsbury, Jean Ericks, Eric Granata and Norman Alexander.
Picking 11 games correctly were: Augie Matuzak, Ted Nowaczewski, Terry Rubeo, John Gauthier, Barbara McDougall, Annette LaMarre, Joan Carr, Arlene Detloff, Alie Sherwin, Dustin Swider, Mike Ross, John Pintar, Dawn Gentry, Jake Meyers, Edna M. LeBarre, David M. LeBarre, Nasal Taft, Virginia Boyce, Don Chojnacki, Eric Werda, Tony Suszek, Robbie Lilley, Cyndi Adams, Jim Hopp, Judy Weise, Tim Alexander, Ben Reiter, Mike Smith, Ian Golden, Gavin Husband, Cathy Idalski, Al Engelhardt, Dawn Carpenter, Tom Pelleran, Lance Hale, Stacey Phillips, Rob Boynton, Thane Phillips, Dan Bedford Sr., Mike Carr, Becky Cottrell, Tracie Werblow, Ryan Werblow, Lori Clark, Boone Tanner, Sandra Flythe, Mike Beaubien, Matt Beaubien, Amy Stepaniak, Doug Kane, Jim Bowen, Rich Zawacki, John Kruse, Tyler Kollien, Joe Czuj, Russ Rich, Don Franklin, Cody Loritz, Greg Melville, Billy Vogt Jr., Clay Donajkowski, Louie Johnson, Linda Collins, Justin Sharp, Kayla Sharp, Lisa Sharp, Paul Detloff, Larry Kraft, Julie Kaiser, Tom Daoust, Natalie Burns, Dan Tews, Jay Dutcher, Larry Kunze, Tom R. Wood, Tom Heise, Mike Dotsch, Cameron Dargis, Danielle Dargis, Nick McLaren, Ryan Bowen, Terry Terpstra, Benjamin Poli, Robert Wojciechowski, Jennifer Lorenz, Jeff Prystash, Gerald Rhines, Donna Boman, Richard Boman, Laura Coley, Jo Prystash, James Bowen, Laura Hoffman, Paul Kuehl, Darrin Wakley, Joanne Pilarski, Dana Lamp, Eric Dubey and Matthew Maskelis.